This is a guest post by Tia Peterson who writes at

A few of my closest blogger “buddies” know this little secret about me: I’m a little hesitant to run with the guest blogging baton. You could say I had cold feet when it came to writing for someone else blog.

I started blogging (blogs long gone now) several years ago, long before guest blogging became the massive blogger magnet that it is now. Back then, we were kind of just blogging in the dark. That’s how everyone was doing it. Even businesses. We were still figuring out the magic trick to getting total strangers to pick up on your blog and read it (e.g., people other than your mom… and your Gmail contact list).

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